Los Angeles City College
Former name
Los Angeles Junior College
TypePublic community college
Parent institution
Los Angeles Community College District
PresidentAmanuel Gebru
Students17,250 (Fall 2019)[1]
Location, ,
United States

34°05′13.29″N 118°17′34.44″W / 34.0870250°N 118.2929000°W / 34.0870250; -118.2929000
ColorsRed and blue[2]

Los Angeles City College (LACC) is a public community college in East Hollywood, California. A part of the Los Angeles Community College District, it is located on Vermont Avenue south of Santa Monica Boulevard on the former campus of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). From 1947 to 1955, the college shared its campus with California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA), then known as Los Angeles State College of Applied Arts and Sciences (LASCAAS), before the university moved to its present campus of 175 acres (71 ha) in the northeastern section of the City of Los Angeles, 5 miles (8 km) east of the Civic Center.[3]


LACC campus, c.1922, after UCLA relocated to Sawtelle (Westwood)

The LACC campus was originally a farm outside Los Angeles, owned by Dennis Sullivan. It is one of nine separate college campuses of the Los Angeles Community College District. When the Pacific Electric Interurban Railroad connected downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood in 1909, the area began to develop rapidly. In 1914, the LA Board of Education moved the teachers' Normal School to the site. The Italian Romanesque campus became the original campus of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1919. In need of more space, UCLA moved to its present location in Westwood in 1929. On September 9, 1929, the campus opened its doors as Los Angeles Junior College with over 1,300 students and 54 teachers. The campus changed its name to Los Angeles City College in 1938.[4]

The California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) was founded on July 2, 1947 by an act of the California legislature and opened for classes as Los Angeles State College (LASC) on the campus of Los Angeles City College. As president of LACC, P. Victor Peterson also became the acting president of the state college.

In 1949, when Howard S. McDonald became president of both Los Angeles State College and Los Angeles City College, they were housed in borrowed spaces with part-time faculty. He hired administrators to help him formally organize the colleges, then found a site within Los Angeles city limits for a permanent campus for Cal State LA. The Los Angeles Board of Education then bought the LACC site for $700,000.

The in-state tuition and fees for 2017-2018 were $1,220, and out-of-state tuition and fees were $7,538. There is no application fee. The school utilizes a semester-based academic year. The student-faculty ratio is 23-to-1. Total enrollment of 13,827 full-time 3,999 and part-time 9,828 students.

Fall Demographics of student body
Ethnic Breakdown 2018[5] 2017[6]
Hispanic and Latino American 57% 56%
African American 6% 7%
Asian American 9% 11%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 1% 1%
White 13% 15%
Multiracial Americans 2% 2%
International students 3% 4%
Unknown 10% 6%
Female 58% 56%
Male 42% 44%



Notable people

Main article: List of Los Angeles City College people

See also


  1. ^ California, State of. "California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office - Data Mart". datamart.cccco.edu.
  2. ^ "Logo Styleguide". Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  3. ^ "Campus News - Latest News". Los Angeles City College.
  4. ^ "History of LACC". Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  5. ^ "2018 USNEWS: Los Angeles City College Overview".
  6. ^ "2017 USNEWS: Los Angeles City College Overview".

Further reading